Episode 5

Business Leader/Arts Advocate/Band Singer w/ Heather Dunn

Published on: 7th September, 2021

This week we welcome Heather Dunn, senior vice president and chief financial officer of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. She’s wrapping up her tenure as one of the three co-chairs of the United Performing Arts Fund 2021 Community Campaign, and brings her lifelong passion for the arts – fueled by experiences like working as a Dickens caroler at the American Club in high school and singing throughout college – to volunteer leadership in the Milwaukee arts community.  

In the intro, the crew talks about their own recent artistic pursuits – taking auditions, acting in commercials, and more. If there’s anything Lindsay can audition for on our next recurring bit, send the information our way. 

Heather joins the pod at 14:10. Growing up surrounded by arts and books (15:40), forks in the road between the arts and other interests (19:50), West Bend Insurance’s band (24:50), Heather’s nonprofit service (28:45), reacting to the pandemic and the arts as a way to heal (32:15), the importance of funding the arts (39:00), turn as Czar of Arts and Culture (44:15). 

Follow: Heather Dunn; West Bend Insurance on Facebook; and UPAF on Facebook, Insta, and Twitter  

Music Transitions: “Milwaukee Strong,” by Shonn Hinton, featuring the Milwaukee All Stars 

E305 Ephemera: 

Metcalfe Park Painted 

Jewish Community Food Pantry Mural Celebration 

Kettle Moraine Symphony 

Bel Canto Chorus 

Festival City Symphony  

Sunstone Studios 

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The team at Imagine MKE want you to know that Milwaukee's artists, creatives, arts and culture organizations are the best! Join the team for a breezy weekly podcast about the goings on at Imagine MKE where they celebrate the joyful abundance in...
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